All this talk about sugar, I bet you've been reading the ingredients labels like a hawk lately. I sure hope so. And I'm so proud of you because it can be so confusing. You'll see 20 grams of sugar per serving on the nutrition label, but under ingredients sugar is no where to be found. 

What the...

You see the big food industries are clever. They've come up with so many different names for sugar, you'll rarely see plain old 'sugar' listed as an ingredient. 

Don't let them fool you anymore. You've got this! Here's a list of the various names for sugar. 

Sugars that contain Fructose:

  • Agave Nectar
  • Blackstrap Molasses
  • Cane Sugar
  • Confectioner's Sugar
  • Date Sugar
  • Florida Crystals
  • Golden Syrup
  • Icing Sugar
  • Muscovado Sugar
  • Refiner's Syrup
  • Barbados Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Caramel
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Fructose
  • Grape Sugar
  • Invert Sugar
  • Organic Raw Sugar
  • Treacle
  • Buttered Syrup
  • Carob Syrup
  • Fruit Juice
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Maple Syrup
  • Panocha
  • Sorghum Syrup
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Beet Sugar
  • Cane Juice Crystals
  • Castor Sugar
  • Crystalline Fructose
  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Fruit Juice Concentrate
  • Golden Sugar
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • Raw Sugar
  • Sucrose
  • Yellow Sugar

Sugars that don't contain Fructose:

  • Diastatic Malt
  • Galactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Corn Syrup
  • Diatase
  • Glucose
  • Maltose
  • Rice Syrup
  • Barley Malt
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Dextran
  • Ethyl Maltol
  • Glucose Solids
  • Lactose
  • Dextrose
  • Malt Syrup

Print this list off and bring it with you to the grocery store. Make your next shopping trip a little easier!

We've been focusing on fructose as the main offender but that doesn't mean you can run wild with the sugars in that 2nd category:)

And share this with your friends who are looking to eat healthier and cut back on sugar.